Child pregnancies up

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:17 p.m.

CHILD pregnancy cases in Baguio City are increasing, government data showed.

The city's Civil Registry Office reported Monday there are 12 births from parents below 15 years old registered at their office in 2014.

Tam-Awan Village returns to Ayala Museum

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:13 p.m.

TAM-AWAN Artist (TVA) opened the year by returning to the prestigious Ayala Museum in Makati City in an exhibit featuring 13 house artists.

The TVA group opened their self titled exhibit at the Artist Space January 13 to 26, highlighting works inspired by the scenes from the North.

Beneco financially stable -- official

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:10 p.m.

THE Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) is financially stable.

Beneco officials assured in a recent press conference there is no way the coop is going to be bankrupt as it is currently very stable.

Benguet Corp. thieves nabbed anew

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:05 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Benguet Corporation is on its second thwarted robbery in two weeks.

Police security foiled another attempt to smuggle out of the compound gold ore, when three thieves, Daniel Gumpad Sangoy, Johnson Balatibat Salas and Devon Mandiging Anggaco, tried to get out with their stash, Friday morning,

Student employment program starts accepting applicants

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:57 p.m.

THE registration for the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) is now open at the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) at the Baguio City Hall.

PESO Baguio manager Jose Atanacio and labor and employment officer Romelda Escano said that as in the past years, 300 slots are available under the program on a first-come-first-served basis.

DENR organizes watershed management councils

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:53 p.m.

TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office here has already organized the different sub-watershed management councils in the coverage area of the Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management Project (INREMP).

Severino Dalutag, provincial environment and natural resources officer, said the sub-watershed councils serve as overseer on the over-all implementation of INREMP projects and activities including reforestation, regeneration, livelihood investment and small infrastructure projects.

Mountain Province to revive publication

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:51 p.m.

BONTOC, Mountain Province -- The provincial government is set to revive its newspaper publication to enhance dissemination of government programs and services to the public.

Governor Leonard Mayaen announced the plan to resume the publication of the monthly paper, The Mountain Province Monitor, in his State of the Province Address before members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in during their first regular session this year.

DILG briefs PPOC on rebel info system

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:48 p.m.

LAGAWE, Ifugao -- Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) were recently briefed about the Former Rebel Information System (FRIS) for effective use of data as basis for assessing needs of former insurgents and granting assistance through specific reintegration programs.

NNC to put up community radio station

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:46 p.m.

PASIL, Kalinga -- The National Nutrition Council (NNC) has identified the municipality of Pasil as partner for the establishment of the Nutriskwela community radio station.

Dr. Valeriano Jesus Lopez, director of the Department of Health-Cordillera Administrative Region, said the establishment of the Nutriskwela Community Radio Station Network Program is a strategy of NNC to promote good nutrition to address malnutrition and hunger in the country.

Ifugao lawmaker seeks justice over Maguindanao clash

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:57 p.m.

A CALL for justice is sought for slain members of an elite police team who were ambushed in Maguindanao.

"It was emotionally difficult for me to stay true to the call for peace considering that Cordillerans were among those who were mercilessly killed during the fierce battle," Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat said.

Beneco assures low power rates

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:41 p.m.

BENGUET Electric Cooperative (Beneco) has one of the lowest rates in Luzon.

Power Supply Analyst Crischelle Fernando reported the electric cooperative provides low rates in electricity compared to other electric coops in Luzon.

CHR meets with Baguio officials

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:38 p.m.

THE Commission on Human Rights (CHR) met with city officials and other stakeholders January 20 at the Baguio City multi-purpose hall to address issues and concerns regarding the twin program on cascading Human Rights Action Center and Rule of Law (HRAC and ROL).

SM insists sky park project will benefit Baguio

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:29 p.m.

SM CITY Baguio's Sky Park will be tourist and eco-friendly.

Defending the Sky Park project, which made noise last week after people woke up to 60 trees cut Saturday, SM Baguio clarified the project will have many benefits to the city in terms of job generation, tourism and environment.

PMA readies for homecoming

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:24 p.m.

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City -- Traffic considerations are being prepared for the annual call for cavaliers to come home.

Philippine Military Academy renews its call for alumni to come back to the hallowed grounds of the Borromeo Field on February 21.

Agri chief: ‘Let’s evaluate our strengths’

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:21 p.m.

SARIAYA, Quezon -- With the onset of Asean Integration this year, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala calls on Filipinos to not fear especially those from the agriculture sector.

Alcala told Baguio media the key to being competent in the integration is to evaluate the country's strengths.

TPLEX rerouting gets support

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:18 p.m.

THE Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union (TPLEX) expressway should not push through with the original plan, a local government executive said.

Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said TPLEX should not be constructed in the original plan where it is supposed to pass through Sison, Pangasinan to Rosario, La Union.

Suspect in Turqueza slay Abra charged

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:07 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Murder charges have been filed against the killer suspect of former journalist Jack Turqueza.

Suspect Jay Jay Tineza Tugadi, lone suspect in Turqueza's death was charged for murder at the Office of the Abra Provincial Prosecutor January 23.

Beneco elections set

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:04 p.m.

THE Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) is calling all its member consumers in Baguio City to vote on the district elections of the Board of Directors on January 31.

Beneco Board president Peter Busaing said the election of the Board of Directors is to ensure effective and efficient management and operations of the electric cooperative with regard to its economic viability.

Sablan seniors get death benefits

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 09:57 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Sablan elders will have death benefits.

In an ordinance by the local council, death benefits for the indigent senior citizens have been granted aiming to establish programs beneficial to the elderly, their families and the rest of the community they serve.

Tax on tourism services mulled

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 09:55 p.m.

THE Baguio City Government is planning the imposition of additional tax on goods and services being availed of by tourists and proceeds will be used to beef up security and waste management programs of the city.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan in a recent meeting asked the City Council through Vice Mayor Edison Bilog to study the passage of an ordinance covering the additional revenue to help the city generate more funds for its garbage and peace and order programs, for which demand increases during big events and special occasions.

Traffic solutions up

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:20 p.m.

THE City Government of Baguio is already looking for long-term management schemes to address the traffic situation during tourism peak season.

City officials, Baguio City Police Office and representatives from the different concerned agencies met in a traffic summit held Tuesday to discuss traffic woes in the city during long weekends, holidays and other special occasions.

Transport group files fare rollback

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:19 p.m.

COMMUTERS in the Summer Capital may have a reason to smile after the Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association, Baguio – Benguet has filed for a 50-centavo fare roll back.

In a petition, FEJODABB president Perfecto Itliong has sought the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory board to reduce jeepney fare hike not only in Baguio city but in the entire Cordillera region owing to the continued plunge of fuel pump prices.

NPA docs found in Sagada school

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:06 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Subversive documents believed to be owned by the New People’s Army was found by the pupils in a Sagada school.

Police said 6th grade children from the Tanulong Elementary School, in Tanulong, Sagada, found the documents January 15.

Hedcor boosts Bakun power plant

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:05 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The Hedcor Bakun plant is set for expansion.

The Ferdinand Singit hydro, one of Hedcor's hydro power plants in Bakun town, undergoes repair and construction for its eventual expansion.

ABC chief seeks more stalls for Session Road in Bloom

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:04 p.m.

THE Liga ng mga Barangay is asking for more stalls in this year's Session Road in Bloom.

Liga ng mga Barangay president councilor Michael Lawana shared in a recent press conference the association is seeking for more booths for each barangay to be able to trade their own products.

BLISTT mayors discuss 2015 thrusts

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:02 p.m.

THE first BLISTT (Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay) Development Council Meeting last January 15 showed a stronger cooperation this year from BLISTT mayors.

The meeting was presided over by Mayor Mauricio Domogan with La Trinidad Mayor Edna Tabanda, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan, Sablan Mayor Arthur Baldo, Tuba Mayor Florencio Bentrez and Tublay Mayor Ruben Paoad attending at the Regional Development Council Hall, Botanical Garden, this city.

Autonomy still a long shot

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:52 p.m.

CORDILLERA'S autonomy may not be granted by the present administration, said Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan.

During his weekly press forum, Domogan said the third Organic Act may not be enacted in the present administration given the time frame and the attention being given the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Gun ban for SK polls starts

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:50 p.m.

WITH the Sangguniang Kabataan elections set on February 21, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has officially declared a gun ban from January 22 to March 2.

"Ang gun ban is a prohibition sa mga tao na magdala ng baril outside of the residence," Comelec-Cordillera regional director Julius Torres said.

Baguilat lauds music week

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:45 p.m.

IFUGAO Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat is backing a week dedicated to music.

Baguilat is in full support of the issuance by President Benigno Aquino III declaring the last week of July as the "Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino."

P3.9M collected from smoke belchers

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:43 p.m.

NEARLY P4 million was collected as polluters fee in 2014 from smoke-belching vehicles, as reported by City Environment and Parks Management Office, Wastewater, Water and Ambient Air Management Division (CEPMO-WWAMD) head Moises Lozano.

For the past year, diesel-fed vehicles contributed P2,808,200 in fees, while gas/LPG-fed smoke-belching motors put in P1,136,600; for a total of P3,944,800, paid at the City Treasurers Office as reported during the Alay Sa Kalinisan Inc. (ASKI) meeting presided by Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan with General Services Officer Romeo Concio as co-chair.

FOREX: US$ 1.00 = PhP 44.132

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